Sherri L. Wall has taught economics in the School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) since 2006. She is the founding faculty advisor of the student organization SWEET (Students Who Enjoy Economic Thinking). SWEET has hosted multiple lectures from Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, the Governor, and Economists from Universities from “the lower 48.” In 2008, she was recognized as outstanding faculty member of the year by the UAF student body, and in 2010, outstanding student organization advisor. Last fall, she received a “best in class” award at the National Economic Teaching Association conference in San Diego, California.
Sherri has a Master’s of Science in Resource and Applied economics from the School of Management at UAF. Her research interests include the economics of climate change in Alaska, institutional economics and economic education. She is a regular speaker at conferences. She is a co-author of McGraw-Hill’s The Economy Today, 13e, a popular principles of economics textbook. In her spare time, she finds great utility in enjoying the outdoor recreational opportunities in Alaska including flying with her husband, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing and trail running. She and her husband Jeff have three grown married sons, five grandsons and one granddaughter. Their youngest son graduated last month from the University of Washington Medical School and is completing his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto.